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Atlantic Business Outlook: Nova Scotia

Wednesday March 29 2017 Westin Nova Scotian Halifax, NS Canada


Nova Scotia’s real gross domestic product is expected to grow by almost 2 per cent per year in both 2016 and 2017, with Halifax driving growth in the province (a real GDP gain of 2.8 per cent in 2017).

Get the latest and most comprehensive economic analysis in the country to navigate this uncertain business climate. The Conference Board of Canada is pleased to present the annual Atlantic Business Outlook Conference in Nova Scotia, including global, national, provincial and metropolitan perspectives.

Strong gains in manufacturing and construction are boosting growth in 2017. However, the mining sector is facing significant challenges as natural gas production dries up. Job creation is expected to resume in 2017, and the provincial unemployment rate is expected to decline over the medium term.

Featuring the Conference Board’s Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist, Craig Alexander, and Deputy Chief Economist, Pedro Antunes, the Atlantic Business Outlook will provide business leaders and policy makers from across Nova Scotia with both a deep dive into the numbers and analysis of the factors underpinning the economy, including:

  • The demographic outlook and its impact on long-term economic growth.
  • The effects of the commodity price slide on regional growth, employment and incomes.
  • The impact of the dollar on exports to the United States and industries such as manufacturing and tourism.
  • The implications of slow economic growth on provincial finances and capacity to fund public programs.

In addition to the Conference Board’s economic forecast for 2017 and beyond, attendees at the Atlantic Business Outlook will enjoy a lively panel discussion with some of leading business people in the province, along with a keynote address. This once-a-year Business Outlook promises to be the premier economic forecasting event in the province this year.

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We’d like to thank our generous sponsor for their contribution to this event.

Nova Scotia Business Inc. logo

Marketing Partners

Halifax Partnership logo

Atlantic Chamber of Commerce logo

The details of this event are subject to change. Please revisit this page periodically for updated information.

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2016 Event

Last year's Atlantic Business Outlook in Halifax took place
April 6, 2016 at the The Westin Nova Scotian.

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Nova Scotia Business Inc.

Marketing Partners

Halifax Partnership
Atlantic Chamber of Commerce